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Gentle Giant - 100% match to Focus

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1969 by the Shulman brothers; Derek (11 February 1947, Glasgow, Scotland; vocals/guitar/bass), Ray (b. 3 December 1949, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England; vocals/bass/violin) and Phil (b. 27 August 1937, Glasgow, Scotland; saxophone), on the collapse of their previous group, Simon Dupree And The Big Sound. Kerry Minnear (b. 2 January 1948, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England Read more

Jan Akkerman - 76% match to Focus

Genres: Funk Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 December 1946, Amsterdam, Netherlands. When Akkerman surfaced in 1973 as Best Guitarist in a Melody Maker poll, it was the public zenith of a professional career that started in Amsterdam in 1958 as one of Johnny And The Cellar Rockers. Their drummer, Pierre Van Der Linden, later played with Akkerman in the Hunters - who owed much artistically to the Shadows - during the Read more

Caravan - 74% match to Focus

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Canterbury, England, in 1968, Caravan evolved from the Wilde Flowers, a seminal local attraction that had included Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers and Hugh Hopper, all later of the Soft Machine. Pye Hastings (21 January 1947, Tomnavoulin, Bamffshire, Scotland; guitar, vocals), Jimmy Hastings (flute), David Sinclair (b. 24 November 1947, Herne Bay, Kent, England; keyboard Read more

Triumvirat - 72% match to Focus

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Curved Air - 69% match to Focus

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally emerging from the classically influenced progressive band Sisyphus, Curved Air formed in 1969 with a line-up comprising Sonja Kristina (14 April 1949, Brentwood, Essex, England; vocals), Darryl Way (b. 17 December 1948, Taunton, Somerset, England; violin), Florian Pilkington-Miksa (b. 3 June 1950, Roehampton, London, England), Francis Monkman (b. 9 June 1949, Hamp Read more

Renaissance - 69% match to Focus

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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In 1968, former Yardbirds Jim McCarty (25 July 1943, Liverpool, England; drums) and Keith Relf (b. 22 March 1943, Richmond, Surrey, England, d. 14 May 1976; vocals/acoustic guitar) reunited as Together for two self-composed singles that in their pastoral lyricism and acoustic emphasis anticipated the more lucrative Renaissance in which they were joined by ex-Nashville Teens Read more

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - 67% match to Focus

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One the most prominent supergroups of the early 70s, ELP comprised Keith Emerson (2 November 1944, Todmorden, Lancashire, England; keyboards), Greg Lake (b. 10 November 1947, Poole, Dorset, England; vocals/bass) and Carl Palmer (b. Carl Frederick Kendall Palmer, 20 March 1950, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, England; drums). Formerly, the super-trio were, respectivel Read more

Nektar - 67% match to Focus

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Van Der Graaf Generator - 66% match to Focus

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK rock band’s name was suggested by its first drummer Christopher John Judge Smith who, with keyboard player Nick Pearne (sometimes credited as Peame) and songwriter Peter Hammill (5 November 1948, Ealing, London, England; vocals/guitar), formed the band at Manchester University, England, in 1967. The name was intended as a tribute to the late American physicist R Read more

Yes - 62% match to Focus

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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During the progressive music boom of the early 70s, Yes were rivalled only by Emerson Lake And Palmer and Genesis for a brand of classical-laced rock that was initially refreshing and innovative. They evolved into a huge stadium attraction and enjoyed phenomenal success until punk and new wave came along in 1977 and swept them aside. After regrouping in the 80s, the band weathe Read more

Camel - 61% match to Focus

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Camel was formed in late 1971 by three former members of Philip Goodhand-Tait’s backing band, Doug Ferguson (4 April 1947, Carlisle, Cumbria, England; bass), Andy Ward (b. 28 September 1952, Epsom, Surrey, England; drums) and Andy Latimer (b. 17 May 1947, Guildford, Surrey, England; guitar, flute, vocals), and Pete Bardens (b. Peter Bardens, 19 June 1945, Westminster, L Read more

Egg - 57% match to Focus

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Egg was formed in July 1968 by Dave Stewart (30 December 1950, Waterloo, London, England; keyboards), Hugh Montgomery ‘Mont’ Campbell (bass/vocals) and Clive Brooks (drums). The three musicians were all previous members of Uriel, a flower-power-influenced group that had featured guitarist Steve Hillage. Egg recorded two albums, Egg and The Polite Force, between 197 Read more

The Nice - 56% match to Focus

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Originally the back-up band to soul singer P.P. Arnold, the Nice became one of the true originators of what has variously been described as pomp-rock, art-rock and classical rock. The band was formed by Keith Emerson (2 November 1944, Todmorden, Lancashire, England; keyboards), Brian ‘Blinky’ Davison (b. 25 May 1942, Leicester, England, d. 15 April 2008, Horns Cros Read more

Greenslade - 52% match to Focus

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1972 by ex-Colosseum members Dave Greenslade (18 January 1943, Woking, Surrey, England; keyboards) and Tony Reeves (b. 18 April 1943, London, England). The line-up was completed by ex-Episode Six and Alan Bown Set member Dave Lawson (keyboards/vocals) and Andrew McCulloch (drums). Their four well-received albums all proved to be moderately successful - the strong Read more

Jethro Tull - 50% match to Focus

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jethro Tull was formed in Luton, England, in 1967 when Ian Anderson (10 August 1947, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland; vocals, flute, piano) and Glenn Cornick (b. 23 April 1947, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England; bass), members of a visiting Blackpool blues group, John Evan’s Smash, became acquainted with Mick Abrahams (b. 7 April 1943, Luton, Bedfordshire, England; guitar Read more


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